Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has ruled out a summer move to the England, amid reported interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
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Daily Star Sport have revealed the Costa Rica stopper is determined to still be at the Santiago Bernabeu next season and hopes to displace current number one and Madrid captain Iker Casillas:
“I always try to do my best. In my first season at Levante, the same thing happened as I hardly played, but then they changed their coach and I had a great second season,” he said.
“Casillas? I don’t have any problems with him and we all respect him. At Madrid, we all want to play and it’s normal to fight for a place in the team,” Navas added.
All three Premier League side are thought to be on the look out for a new keeper this summer for differing reasons.
Arsene Wenger has been tipped to bring in a new number one after Wojciech Szczesny and David Ospina have both come in for criticism at times during the campaign and Chelsea stopper Petr Cech has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks (via Mirror Sport).
United may need to invest in a new goalkeeper should David De Gea make the move to Madrid, which could open the door to a possible exchange deal between the two clubs.
Meanwhile the Merseyside outfit will be looking to provide competition for Simon Mignolet next season as it was reported by the Liverpool Echo last month that current back-up option Brad Jones is set to leave Anfield when his contract expires in June.
Navas joined Los Blancos from fellow La Liga outfit Levante last summer, but made just six league appearances under former manager Carlo Ancelotti, but says he will an option for whoever is in charge next year.
“Rafa Benitez is a great Coach and I’ll be at his disposal if he arrives,” the 28-year-old revealed.